Tuesday, December 1

NORTH SIKKIM…A LESSER KNOWN PARADISE

STEP OUT …

AT WHAT STAGE IN LIFE DO YOU DECIDE TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE?

WHAT STROKE OF DESTINY IGNITES THAT MAGICAL SPARK WITHIN YOU TO DISCOVER THE WORLD?

WOULD YOU PREFER TO DISCOVER THE TREASURE OUR MOTHER EARTH HAS,  SITTING IN THE COZINESS OF YOUR HOUSE OR WOULD YOU RATHER, UNRAVEL IT BY YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE?

LIFE IS TOO SHORT A JOURNEY TO BE SPENT, IN ENTIRETY,  WITHIN THE CONFINES OF A PHYSICAL BOUNDARY… SO MY DEAR FRIENDS, STEP OUT, TRAVEL WITH ME, TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND I WILL GUIDE YOU

Sikkim has four districts east Sikkim, West Sikkim, North Sikkim and South Sikkim and Gangtok, Gyalsing, Mangan and Namchi being their respective district capitals

 

LET’S START WITH A MESMERIZING TOUR OF NORTH SIKKIM

The beautiful state of Sikkim is a lesser-known paradise, waiting to be explored. If you are coming by flight deboard at Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri if train is your preferred mode of travel, about four hours of drive through scenic landscapes will take you to Gangtok, the capital city

 

GET SET GO…

Put on your smartest goggles, pack your bags, don’t forget to keep essentials and medicines-you will be travelling to remote areas and above all… have lots of appetite for travelling on rugged mountain terrain

SOOTHE YOUR SENSES IN THE DIVINE BUDDHIST MONESTRY...

Before you begin your journey upwards to the rough, rugged, hilly terrain of North Sikkim it will be a good idea to take a dip in spirituality. People of Sikkim broadly, follow two different religions- Buddhism and Hinduism { mostly Nepali origin} but whatever they follow or practice, Man! they definitely have genes telling them to keep their city clean

MULTIPLY YOUR PRAYERS…

Oh! these are prayer wheels, a signature of Buddhist spiritual beliefs

CHERISH THE LOVELY MOUNTAIN BLOSSOM…

 

AHH! THEIR ADDICTING FRAGRANCE…

NAY YOU WANT TO REST…GO AHEAD

 
THE CHARMING NAGA FALLS WELCOME YOU AS YOU ENTER THE NORTH SIKKIM..
LET ALL YOUR DESIRES FLOW WITH RUMBLING WATER...
AND LET THE SERENE CALMNESS OF NATURE EMBRACE YOU
 Head ahead from Lachen… 2 ‘o’clock in the morning
GATES OF HEAVEN ARE NOW OPEN…
 
LET THE HERD OF SHEEP GUIDE YOU
PLEASE TAKE ME ALONG…
I HAVE MAMMA’S PERMISSION…
SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS ARE CALLING…
YEH! YOU KNOW, IT’S COLD…
You will need to make a rather mandatory stop-over at Thangu for Military clearance and for acclimatization
AND ROUGH…
YET CAPTIVATING…
ROAD TO HEAVEN IS HERE…
OH! THIS PLACE IS PUR BLISS, BEYOND DESCRIPTION…
DIVINE GURUDOGMAR LAKE AT A HIGHT OF 17900 FT ABOVE SEA LEVEL
The place is auspicious for both Buddhist as well as the Sikhs
FROZEN LAKE ATOP A MOUNTAIN PEAK…
LOOK I AM TRULY IN THE LAP OF THE ALMIGHTY…
Standing atop a snowy mountain peak admiring the beauty of nature, temperature way below zero, the cold chilly wind caressing your cheeks, an expanse of mostly frozen lake with crystal blue water and flakes of ice shinning and the majestic Sun right in front to embrace you…..Truly a heavenly feeling

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